Man be­heads 2-year-old, rapes his mother

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

A man, Mamodu Bashir Ibrahim, has been ar­rested for be­head­ing a two year old boy in Owode Egba area of Ogun State af­ter rap­ing the mother of the baby. He com­mit­ted the act when the woman went to a nearby bush to ease her­self. He said the head of the boy was sold to a woman in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Wit­nesses said the man trailed the woman to the bush and pounced on her with the baby tied to her back and dragged them into an un­com­pleted build­ing where he raped the woman, stabbed her and killed the boy be­fore sev­er­ing his head.

It was gath­ered that some­one who sus­pected his move­ment trailed him to the build­ing but he es­caped and he was able to res­cue the woman with the head­less body of the boy.

When he was ar­rested, the man led men from the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment of the state po­lice com­mand to the scene. The knife used in the killing was dis­cov­ered there. Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, DSP Muyiwa Ade­jobi, said the sus­pect was ar­rested through the help of some com­mu­nity lead­ers.

Ade­jobi added that fur­ther in­ter­ro­ga­tion of the sus­pect re­vealed that he had sold the head and de­tec­tives were on the trail of the buyer.

Speak­ing with news­men, the man con­fessed com­mit­ting the crimes. He also said there is a woman in Ibadan with whom he was work­ing. The re­mains of the boy have been buried while the mother is re­spond­ing to treat­ment in hospi­tal.

PHOTO

House of Reps. Leader, Mu­likat Akande Ade­ola (right) giv­ing fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to a vic­tim of Mon­day’s Abuja blast at the Na­tional Hospi­tal in Abuja yes­ter­day. With her, from left, are Betty Api­afi and Stella Dogu. MACJOHN AKANDE

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